AECOM Senior Electrical Engineer in Moffet Federal Airfield, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 150748BR

Position Title Senior Electrical Engineer

Job Category Engineering - Electrical / Electronic

Business Line Building Engineering

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Moffet Federal Airfield

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Building Engineering

We deliver creative solutions for building projects for industry, government, commercial and leisure sectors. Our building engineering specialists have expertise in structural and building services engineering, fire engineering, acoustics, facades and seismic design. We embed sustainability principles in every design.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an Senior Electrical Engineer at our NASA Ames Research Center location in Moffett Field, CA. Our NASA Ames Research Center office focuses primarily on highly specialized mechanical, electrical and structural infrastructure engineering for large wind tunnels, thermal testing facilities and substations. We are looking for a person who wants to apply their passion and enthusiasm for design in a collaborative and progressive work environment.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops, designs low voltage (600V) and medium voltage (15kV) and high voltage (115kV) electrical distribution systems for building, industrial and utility facilities; design includes preparing design drawings (single line diagrams, plans, wiring diagrams, schematics, schedules and details) and preparing electrical specifications

  • Performs electrical system design for switchgear, switchboards, motor control centers, variable frequency drives, generators, transformers, distribution panels and various raceway systems

  • Designs underground medium voltage distribution systems and sizes electrical low voltage (600V) and medium voltage (15kV) and high voltage (115kV) equipment

  • Develops, performs and reviews electrical system calculations including load flow, voltage drop, short circuit coordination and arc flash, motor starting calculations using SKM software

  • Creates electrical system models using SKM software for relay protection settings and prepares specifications for protection devices

  • Serves as the Engineer of Record for drawings, specifications and reports prepared under their direction

  • Reviews submittals, shop drawings and answers RFI’s for electrical systems

  • Performs field investigations, field inspections and witnesses start-up/acceptance testing activities

  • Works effectively in a collaborative environment with Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Civil Engineers and Structural Engineers on large multi-discipline projects

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on power systems

  • 10+ years' experience in building/industrial/utility engineering

  • CA Professional Engineer Registration (PE)

  • Working knowledge of common building engineering codes and standards such as the NEC, NFPA, IESNA, IEEE, IAEI and NETA

  • Knowledge of power system analysis using SKM Software

  • Knowledge of medium (15kV) and high voltage (115kV) substation layout and controls

  • Working knowledge of common design methodologies for switchgear, switchboards, motor control centers, variable frequency drives, generators, transformers, distribution panels, various raceway systems and underground medium voltage distribution

  • Ability to perform field investigation work near energized electrical equipment from 50V to 115kV; ability to climb ladders and work at elevated locations such as roof tops; ability to work in confined spaces such as manholes

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD

  • Knowledge of protective relay design principles and practices for electro-mechanical, solid-state and microprocessor-based (SEL)

  • Communicate effectively verbally and through the use of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on electrical power systems a plus but not required

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.